Where Has God Brought You, Today?

I stood among 700 women I'd never met, smiling on the outside and second-guessing on the inside whether I should be here. Then the ballroom lights dimmed, the worship band began, and as if on cue after the first verse, tears streamed down my face. I wasn't sad but overcome with gratitude to God. I…

A Gripping Moment

In thanksgiving for our soldiers and veterans... When my husband and I arrived at our gate at the airport, three others were there, notably a young Marine in full dress uniform. I glanced at him periodically wondering, "Is he heading home or reporting back to duty...?" He seemed restless. I was struck by how young…

M is for mundane

  "I have plenty to do...It's just that none of it's exciting or interesting." "I don't feel like I'm doing anything that matters." The ordinary day can be like concentric circles:  a daily cycle of chores, a daily (UNPREDICTABLE) cycle of interactions with children, a daily cycle of home-school-work-a million errands-home. We might call the…

Are you interested?

Over the years our children's interests have been all over the map.  Some I've liked and some I haven't.  For example, in 6th grade, one of our sons wanted to experiment with using hair gel.  I didn't want him to use it, but then I remembered some of the crazy fashions my parents endured... Thank…

Making Plans

"What's for supper?"  My family knows I don't like to be asked this question (unless they see something cooking on the stove or smell it coming from the oven).  The reason? Because very often I haven't planned it yet!There are plenty of things I do like to plan.  More than a few times, my kids…

Accomplishment

Earlier this month our son Ellison graduated from The Citadel, the military college of South Carolina.  Those were four challenging years - for him, going through it and for my husband and me, watching from a distance! With each cadet that I met over the years, I was fascinated to learn that most seemed called…

Being Mom

I've been musing over some of the daily occurrences or "events" of being a mom.  They're non-"events" to the general public, but they fill our thoughts, our minutes and hours.Things like ...Listening - to excitement, whining, laughter, fighting, imagination being played out, heartache, excuses, and musical instrument practice!Figuring out - what a particular cry means, what…